Contrary to some beliefs, being a webcam modelis not an easy job. It’s certainly difficult at times because there is a lot to consider. From planning your shows, to having the stamina to perform on camera for hours at a time, it’s not as simple as people think. As a webcam model, you spend a lot of time expanding emotional and physical energy into your shows and towards clients.
To establish growth and achieve success within the adult industry, you’ve got to be at the top of your game to differentiate yourself from the competition. The high expectation on live cam models means that unfortunately, burnout is common in the camming sector. You hear of performers overextending themselves for the sake of gaining potential clients and neglecting their wellbeing across the board.
We thought we’d discuss how you can prevent burnout, whilst maintaining a consistent cam presence.
We recommend setting yourself realistic goals and expectations. It’s important that you set yourself clear boundaries of what you will and won’t do when you’re online and also, the times in which you’ll go live.
Being off-cam is just as important as being on-cam when it comes to your health and welfare. Having the discipline to stick to off-cam times can sometimes prove difficult. You might feel that you’re not giving your fans enough attention between sessions and they might forget about you. Yes, this may be the case with some clients, but most will be understanding of your needs because, well, life goes on!
You need your private time outside of being a cam model. It’s imperative that you do other things that keep you motivated and positive. Posting work updates on Twitter can be part of that, but in moderation. Set yourself boundaries, schedule your shows, plan your content and stick to this to ensure not only a great work, life balance but preventing burnout.
Self care is different for everyone. It might be that you take a walk to your local park, or have a nice hot bath, but it’s essential that you disconnect from your phone or laptop screen from time to time. Give your body and mind a rest, try to live in the present moment and relax. The core of self care is to put your needs first and care for your own wellbeing.
Taking good care of yourself is a way of investing in your webcam model career. The more seriously you take your personal needs and boundaries, the more successful you will be, without getting completely exhausted. It’s hard to get back into the swing of regular camming after a complete burnout; it’s likely you’ll feel unmotivated and unwilling to put yourself back in front of the camera. By tapping into a good self care routine, it’ll prevent you getting there in the first place.
Sleep And Stimulation
Peak cam time is later in the evenings, and although it may be appropriate to have the odd late night camathon, don’t feel the pressure to do this consistently. Prioritise your sleep and stick to your schedule. Constant late nights will drain your energy, you’ll be more inclined to eat junk food in an attempt to give your body a quick fix and before you know it, you’ll be at risk of burnout. Your well-being must take priority over anyone else’s.
Additionally, there will be times when you don’t feel mentally stimulated by camming. Sometimes it can become repetitive, not always, but when it does, make sure you are investing your free time in activities that bring you the most fun. Meeting up with friends, going to the gym or indulging in your favourite book are all ideas that can give you optimum mental stimulation. It’s important to get out and about and pop the camming bubble from time to time!
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